Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Extensive article on the honey production sector in Lebanon. This is one of the most succesful sectors in agriculture, and many organizations have worked on improving it. The market is there because the Lebanese prefer local to imported honey, which is cheaper (same thing in Yemen, where local honey is 3-4 times more expensive than the imported variety). People attribute all sorts of medicinal and aphrodisiac vertues to mountain honey and wild bee honey. Like in other farming sectors in Lebanon the state is absent at the policy as well as at the implementation level.